Active COVID-19 cases in British Columbia hit new high at 824

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Active cases of COVID-19 set a new record in British Columbia on Friday, rising to 824.Health officials have also reported 90 new cases of the virus and two new deaths. Both were in the Fraser Health area.

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Thirteen people were hospitalized with COVID-19, including five in intensive care.

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The number of people isolated due to potential exposure has also increased – from 2,574 to 2,594.

About 79% of the 4,915 total cases in British Columbia have recovered.

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Earlier on Friday, Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth granted new powers to police and other law enforcement officials to impose fines on people who host or attend gatherings of 50 people or more.

Event planners and owners could face fines of $ 2,000, while those belligerent or refusing to disperse when asked to do so may be fined $ 200.










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